Lara Gut-Behrami won the Zauchensee downhill this Saturday, January 15, earning her 34th success in the World Cup. The Ticino woman was 0”10 ahead of her runner-up Kira Weidle in a race marked by the fall of favorite Sofia Goggia.
Deprived of competition for two weeks after contracting Covid-19 in mid-December, Lara Gut-Behrami therefore very quickly returned to the top of the hierarchy. Fifth from the giant of Kranjska Gora a week earlier for her return, she signed her second success of the season on Saturday.
Corinne Suter so close to the goal
The Ticino, who had won the first super-G of St-Moritz on December 11, made the difference in a technical part that was fatal to Sofia Goggia. She negotiated these long curves much better than the German Kira Weible, who was thus 0.34 behind before the last slide.
Victorious in 2020 of the last contested descent in Zauchensee, Corinne Suter finished 7th at 0”99. The Schwytzoise almost fell after a poorly negotiated ground movement, almost miraculously regaining her balance while losing a lot of speed. She could have claimed the podium without this fault.
Goggia was off to a good start…
A third Swiss finished in the top 15 in the absence of Michelle Gisin, who is skipping the races this weekend in order to recharge her batteries. Graubünden Jasmine Flury finished 9th, 1”24 behind Lara Gut Behrami.
This race was therefore marked by the fall of Sofia Goggia, who had won the first three downhills of the season. The Italian made a mistake just before the third intermediate time, ending her race in the protective nets but without difficulty. She was then 0”26 ahead of Lara Gut-Behrami …